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Stefan Rene Adair M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.33 stars (25 ratings)
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and voluma. Dr. Adair's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Adair is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital - Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda L. Lacerna-Kimbrell MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.59 stars (69 ratings)
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Lacerna's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lacerna accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

John P. Fezza MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.54 stars (35 ratings)
2601 Tamiami Tr., S.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is an oculoplastic surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: xeomin injection, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Fezza has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Fezza is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Restylane, Microdermabrasion, Eyelid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,169
Dr. Nicholas Themis Monsul M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.28 stars (15 ratings)
2068 Hawthorne Street; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Monsul practices ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monsul's clinical interests include juvederm, mole removal, and skin rejuvenation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Monsul attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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Clinical Interests: Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Mole Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Scar Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $2,392 - $2,449
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $959 - $1,340
Miss Marguerite Pearl Barnett MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.59 stars (75 ratings)
1715 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Barnett graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barnett's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

John L. Strausser MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.83 stars (6 ratings)
1900 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Strausser works as a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strausser include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Strausser is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,306 - $1,491
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,287 - $1,491
Alissa Marie Shulman M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
1950 Arlington Street; Sovereign Plastic Surgery Suite 112
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Shulman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.11 stars (19 ratings)
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Adamson is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adamson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Croce Patti is a plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patti honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from New York Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,355

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What is Flap Reconstruction?

Flap reconstruction is a surgical procedure in which healthy tissue is taken (or harvested) from one area of the body, called a donor site, and then transferred to a damaged area, or recipient site. The most common types of tissue used in flap reconstruction are skin, muscle, and a combination of skin and muscle, called musculocutaneous tissue. Flaps are like grafts in that they both involve harvesting and transferring tissue, but they differ in one important way. Flaps are placed onto the recipient site with their own blood supply, whereas grafts are not.

Flaps are used to reconstruct large or deep wounds, as well repair physical deformities. For example, some nasal defects can be corrected using forehead flaps. Another common procedure that uses flaps is breast reconstruction, which is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast after mastectomy (breast removal). The ability to use musculocutaneous tissue makes flaps ideal for this type of reconstructive surgery. In addition, the included blood supply in flaps brings needed oxygen and nutrients to the recipient site, promoting healing.

During flap surgery, an enormous amount of attention needs to be paid to the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries). To retain the flap’s blood supply, the surgeon might form a pedicle, which is a bridge of tissue and blood vessels that connects the flap to the site it originates from. The flap is connected to its blood supply through this pedicle. It is removed only after the surgical team has made sure that the flap has healed enough to survive without it. This type of flap is called a pedicled flap.

Blood vessels may also be detached from the flap when it is harvested, and then reattached at the new location. Since the flap is not pedicled to its donor site, it is referred to as a free flap. To be able to connect blood vessels with accuracy, surgeons must use very tiny tools and special microscopes. For this reason, this type of flap reconstruction is also often called microvascular flap surgery. One advantage of free or microvascular flaps is that they are ideal for repairing larger areas, like an extensive wound or defect on the leg.

Depending on how involved your flap reconstruction is, you may have to stay in the hospital for several days after the procedure. It may take six to eight weeks for the incisions to heal, and a year or more for the scars to fully fade.

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